Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines

James Stove

CountryNorwegian Norwegian

Date of attack16 Jun 1940Time
0530+ or 0620 (e)
FateSunk by submarine Galileo Galilei (C.C. Corrado Nardi)
Position of attack12° 35'N, 45° 03'E
Complement34 (no casualties, 34 survivors)
Notes The Norwegian James Stove (8,215 GRT, built 1931), on passage Singapore to Aden, was stopped by a warning shot. The crew was given 15 minutes to abandon ship.

A single torpedo was fired at Norwegian James Stove (8,215 GRT, 1931), which hit the vessel but did not sink it. A second torpedo was fired and, this time the freighter sank. The thirty-four survivors were picked up by the trawler HMT Moonstone. There were no casualties. The Armed Boarding Vessel HMS Chantala sighted the submarine, but it submerged before she could intervene. The light cruiser HMNZS Leander launched a seaplane which hunted the submarine but found nothing.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines